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Aug 21, 2014 10:52 AM

Keep La. Beautiful Announces Annual Conference

Registration is now open for Keep Louisiana Beautiful's annual conference, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday, Oct. 3, at the Claiborne Conference Center, located in downtown Baton Rouge. Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is the state's non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling.

The 2014 conference will feature keynote speaker, Jeff Kirchner, founder of Litterati, an internationally-followed Instagram movement that inspired KLB's most recent campaign, #LitterGram. The two-day conference will also include Jennifer Jehn, the new president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful and speakers from the University of Louisiana System as well as panel discussions on environmental sustainability programs, successful Healthy Community grants, social media tools and how to inspire volunteerism.

"The annual conference is a great opportunity for us to learn from each other," Susan Russell, KLB executive director, said. "We are excited to have such high caliber speakers this year. We hope anyone who wants to join the movement to keep Louisiana beautiful, will attend."

The conference will close with KLB's Annual Awards Luncheon Friday, Oct. 3, at the Capitol Park Museum. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne will be the featured speaker at the luncheon. KLB will present awards for outstanding work by individuals and groups whose exemplary efforts are helping to keep Louisiana clean and beautiful.

Those interested in attending the 2014 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Annual Conference can find more information and the registration form at keeplouisianabeautiful.org. Early registration is available through Sept. 12, and is $75 to attend both days of the conference and the Annual Awards Luncheon. The registration fee increases to $85 after Sept. 12, or $100 at the door. Special room rates are available for conference attendees at Hotel Indigo until Sept. 17th.

 

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